The star 53 Psc (HD 3379, B2.5IV) has been observed as variable by several authors (Sareyan et al., 1979) with frequencies around 10 c d–1 and has been classified as a β Cephei star. Conversely, other authors (e.g. Percy, 1971) found it to be constant.
New high resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio, Spectroscopic observations have been performed at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence in 1996 over 11 nights. The spectral domain covers around 200 Å and is centered on Hδ. Radial velocities were deduced from an auto-correlation technique with a scatter around 0.4kms−1.
No high frequency variations are observed. Three frequencies have been detected with a false alarm detection above the 1 % level. A fourth one may be present but its amplitude is below this 1 % level. Results are displayed in Table 1.